Every year in the fall, in celebration of national fight police brutality day, the Meridian Coffeehouse, a ramshackle, student-run coffeehouse of the College of William & Mary holds a hot-grits wrestling tournament. This event is free and a favorite of a select group of students at the college, the event will be moving into its fourth year in the fall of 2001.

The event is non-competitive and free, the Meridian has currently been allocated the cost for supplies (several gallons of grits and a tarp) within the college of William & Mary activities budget. Hot grits wrestling will continue as an annual event until such time as the structure known as the Meridian Coffeehouse is condemned.